Superintendent: Bend-La Pine School District, Bend Oregon

Notice of Open Administrative Position

The Bend-La Pine Schools, Bend, Oregon, Board of Directors, is seeking a highly qualified and fully certified superintendent of schools. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2015.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the board of Directors in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 17,300

Location: central Oregon, approximately 130 miles southeast of Salem

The Qualifications

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The board has drawn the following desired characteristics from the responses provided during the input process:

  • A passion for education and students with a demonstrated record of significantly improving student achievement. 
  • A relentless drive to be world class. 
  • A proven ability to create and implement vision. 
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills demonstrating collaborative yet decisive decision-making. 
  • The highest level of personal integrity and work ethic.

Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: January 22, 2015 (11:30 p.m. central time)
  • Board of Directors selects finalists to interview: February 17, 2015 
  • Interviews with the Board of Directors: Starting February 23, 2015 
  • Selection of new superintendent: March 6, 2015 
  • Start date: July 1, 2015

Contact information: 

                 McPherson & Jacobson, LLC
                  7905 L St, Suite 310
                  Omaha, NE 68127

School website:

Consultants:   Dr. Steve Lowder  
                         Dr. William Dean


Application Closing Date:    January 22, 2015